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Most Primitive: 4,558th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,435th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,055th
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Zukaki

Population153 million

CurrencyZuka
AnimalZebu

The Empire of Zukaki is a very large, cultured nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 153 million Zukakians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 22.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Zukakian economy, worth 10.0 trillion Zukas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 65,424 Zukas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors, fruit vendors are encouraging a life of crime in their advertising, the government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly, and prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Zukaki's national animal is the Zebu.

Zukaki is ranked 123,106th in the world and 43rd in Ridgefield for Highest Economic Output, with 10.0 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Primitive: 4,558thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,435thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,055thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,420thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,717thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,458thMost Devout: 14,527th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the region

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